quai

noun
\ ˈkā How to pronounce quai (audio) \

Definition of quai

: quay

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Examples of quai in a Sentence

the tour boat pulled up to the quai on the left bank of the Seine

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Despite her resolve to give up, however, a blue-eyed, homeless Frenchman rescues her onto the quai and initiates her inward awakening. Kate Betts, New York Times, "Food, Folklore and Fulfillment Against a French Backdrop," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of quai

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quai

French, from Middle French cai — more at quay

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The first known use of quai was in 1862

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